Denny's is launching a Hobbit-themed menu as a tie-in with Peter Jackson's upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Because nothing says Middle-Earth more than Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies or Gandalf's Gobble Melt. (Both of those are real dishes on the menu.) According to AdAge, the new menu launches November 6.
Other dishes on the menu include Lonely Mountain Treasure (which is some sort of dippable French toast), Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet, Bilbo's Berry Smoothie, Lone-Lands Campfire Cookie Milkshake, Build Your Own Hobbit Slam and Hobbit Harvest Pies. Those last two seem like normal menu items with the word "hobbit" slapped on them? Oh well. There are 11 hobbit menu items in total, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Below, an ad for the new Denny's campaign and the Hobbity breakfast menu.
Denny's isn't the first outlet to jump on the Shire sausage gravy train (Shire sausage is also a real dish on the menu). Austin's Alamo Drafthouse throws a Lord of the Rings marathon every year in which they show all three movies back to back and serve all seven of the traditional Hobbit meals.
Video: Denny's Hobbit Inspiration